A few weeks ago, it was reported that the Red Sox would sit Pablo Sandoval until he lost some weight. His size has gotten so out of hand, that he has practically become a 2016 punchline for the team. But Boston won’t have to punish him to avoid seeing him on the field. He’s now expected to miss the remainder of the season, as he needs shoulder surgery.
Sandoval received a second opinion from famed Dr. James Andrews, who confirms this diagnosis. What’s interesting is that this was first classified as a “strain.” When he’s back, let’s see if he can live up to the 5-year, $95 million price tag.
The team announced Monday the procedure will be performed in Florida by Dr. James Andrews, a specialist in repairing ligaments. The Red Sox said they had no timetable for Sandoval’s return, but ESPN reported that the two-time All-Star is expected to miss the rest of the season.